Sand Ridge Charter School

TEACHER'S AIDE INDICTED IN RITALIN CASE; January 14, 2007; Democrat-Herald (Albany, NY)
LEBANON - A Linn County grand jury has indicted a former teacher's aide for possession of a controlled substance and furnishing alcohol to a minor.

Kelli Dixon, 36, of Sweet Home is accused of trading a fifth of whiskey to a 17-year-old junior at Sand Ridge Charter School in Lebanon in exchange for 10 tablets of Ritalin, a stimulant often prescribed for children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder. An April 9 arraignment date has been set.

Dixon's attorney, Paul Kuebrich of Albany, said his client has no comment on the case.

The swap allegedly took place Sept. 14 at Sand Ridge. Sgt. Jim Yon of the Linn County Sheriff's Office said the youth came home intoxicated and told his mother Dixon had given the alcohol to him…

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